Tuesday, September 22, 2009

*It's Fall... and I have a Christmas card!*

Happy Fall Y'all.... it officially arrived at 3:18pm local time. And it's a hot a sunny day in Calgary... 29*C (which is 84*F). Definitely not "normal" weather for this time of year. They are forecasting even hotter for tomorrow!!! I do not mind at all!

I was crafting with Heather yesterday, trying to figure out what to do with the MojoMonday sketch, when I had a brainstorm for a simple and elegant Christmas card for Tracy's challenge. This month she gave us a list of techniques we could use on our card... and I chose Spirelli. I love the look of the wrapped thread around scalloped shapes. Such a beautiful effect and so easy to do!!

My cards use silver and blue metallic Anchor embroidery floss that I found at Michaels. I also used a Brilliance ink pad and a stamp from Impression Obsession. I created the shapes using my Nestabilities and added some bling to the centres of the spirelli squares.

What you can't really see in the photo is that I did paper piercing in the two right corners of the card to add just a little something.

My sister leaves late tomorrow afternoon... I sure wish we could convince her to move here.... I can promise there will be tears!
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Allison said...

So very pretty...it should be a hot one tomorrow!

Dianne Forst said...

Beautiful cards Nancy! These turned out great!

Quilt Nut said...

love the simplistic look of these. so pretty

and wasn't today gorgeous? a stunning hot one here too

Susan Raihala said...

Stunning, Nancy! I love how you let the spirelli stand front and center with the clean design and all that glorious white space. The piercing shows up beautifully when I click on the picture for a larger view. Bravo!